Archives: October 2017

WATCH — Grieves’ “Faded” + Tour Dates

October 31st, 2017

Following the release of his fifth studio album Running Wild on Rhymesayers Entertainment, Seattle rapper/producer Grieves shares his “Faded” video. Directed by TimSlew (Myke Bogan, The Last Artful, Dodgr), the video explores the story of two people who lost a relationship they once had – now living in polar opposite worlds to each other, but with obvious parallels between them. Grieves comments, “Losing touch is always hard. The further you grow, the harder it is to remember why all the space is between you.”

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Tour Dates:
US Tour Dates
11/3: Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile*
11/8: Boise, ID @ The Reef*
11/9: Reno, NV @ Jub Jub’s*
11/10: Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium*
11/11: Petaluma, CA @ Mystic Theater*
11/12: Fresno, CA @ Strummers*
11/14: Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones*
11/15: Las Vegas, NV @ Backstage Bar*
11/16: Flagstaff, AZ @ The Green Room*
11/20: Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room*
11/21: St. Louis, MO @ Firebird*
11/22: Indianapolis, IN @ Hi-Fi*
11/24: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue*
11/25: Sioux Falls, SD @ Icon Event Hall & Lounge*
*w/ support by ProbCause

LISTEN — Fever Ray’s Plunge

October 27th, 2017

Fever Ray, the solo project of Karin Dreijer, of former Swedish electronic group The Knife — is dropping a new album, Plunge, today. The recent single “To The Moon and Back” came as a surprise, since Fever Ray hasn’t released new material since 2008’s self-titled debut. The Knife’s last record before they disbanded was 2013’s Shaking The Habitual.

Plunge will be available for streaming tomorrow (10/27), and released physically on vinyl and CD on February 23, 2018 via Rabid Records. Stream “To The Moon And Back” and check out the Plunge tracklist below.

— via Spin

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Plunge tracklist:
1. “Wanna Sip”
2. “Mustn’t Hurry”
3. “A Part Of Us”
4. “Falling”
5. “IDK About You”
6. “This Country”
7. “Plunge”
8. “To The Moon And Back”
9. “Red Trails”
10. “An Itch”
11. “Mama’s Hand”

WATCH — Hurray For The Riff Raff on the BBC

October 26th, 2017

On this week’s episode of “Later… With Jools Holland,” Hurray for the Riff Raff were among the show’s multiple musical guests. The band played “Living in the City” off their latest album The Navigator. Watch it go down below. The Navigator follows their 2014 release Small Town Heroes.

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WATCH — Thunder Body’s ‘Trainyards’

October 26th, 2017

Thunder Body released a new music video today, called “Trainyards.” And it’s hecka-excellent! The song is from the band’s album, Solstice, which dropped October 13. Thunder Body is made up of two former members of Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Matt O’Brian on drums and vocals; and Rachel Orke on keyboards; along with Jeremiah Pacheco on bass; Dennis Mariano on vocals and guitar; Brian Blatt is the sound scientist; Benton Sillick on trumpet; Matt Seiber-Ford on tenor sax; and Abe Nouri on trombone.

“Trainyards” begins with bright horns and a solid one drop reggae beat. The roots reggae melody emanates contagious instrumental harmonics and a pulsing rhythm riding the drums and deep bassline. The radiant horns add depth and brilliance as they ooze and croon with shimmering sonic colors. Skanking guitars and glistening keyboards provide crisp delicious accents. O’Brian’s voice exudes an optimistic, upbeat flavor rife with an infectious quixotic timbre and unprocessed texture.

— via Huffington Post

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WATCH — The Weather Station’s ‘You and I (On The Other Side Of The World)’

October 25th, 2017

The Weather Station‘s music has always been about the power in silence and the space between notes as much as the resonant narratives contained in her delicate folk songs. For over a decade, Toronto’s Tamara Lindeman relied on sparse acoustic guitars, traditional folk instruments, and her timeless, room-filling voice to create graceful, character-filled worlds on albums like 2011’s All of That Was Mine and 2015’s Loyalty. But where those efforts found their strength in being quiet, her latest album The Weather Station, which is out now, adds an edge with propulsive drums, lush string arrangements, and electric guitars without ever losing its heart. Take a song as pretty and affecting as “You and I (On the Other Side of the World),” as well as its new video premiering, and the album’s tenderness is in full view.”

— via Noisey

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WATCH — Hundred Waters’ “Firelight”

October 19th, 2017

“A tender stand-out from the beautifully immersive new Communicating LP, Hundred Waters today unveil the suitably stunning new video to ‘Firelight‘. Already a mesmerising four-and-a-half minutes, the new video adds even greater gravitas to the experience, detailing the song with flashes of colour and a sense of deep journey and exploration, reigniting if not reinventing a format that has come to be somewhat overlooked over the past decade or so.”

– via Gold Flake Paint

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WATCH — Fashawn’s “Fashawn”

October 19th, 2017

On Fashawn‘s 29th birthday he released the video for “Fashawn,” which is produced by Large Professor. The record is off his Manna EP, which was released in August.
In the video for “Fashawn,” the Fresno, California native take viewers around New York City as he raps in a junk yard, outside of a bodega, in front of the projects and everywhere in between. Large Professor even makes an appearance in the visual.

“This video is special to me for so many reasons,” says Fashawn. “It’s been a dream of mine to work with Large Professor on a record, but when he actually showed up for the shoot I was shocked. Couldn’t have had a better tour guide through Queens, N.Y. that day. What’s even more special is that it’s being released on my birthday and I’ve made it to yet another year. Today I have a whole lot more than just my birthday to celebrate.”

-via XXL

Watch the video for “Fashawn” below.

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